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Prize-winning Author Fred D’Aguiar to Speak at Creighton University

Award-winning poet and novelist Fred D’Aguiar will lecture and read selections from his work at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in room 3023 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center the Harper Center. The event is free to the public.

Among his most famous works is a sequence of poems called “Elegies,” about the shootings at Virginia Tech, where D’Aguiar is currently a professor of English.

D’Aguiar is the author of 11 books of poetry and fiction as well as numerous essays and plays. His works have been translated into a dozen languages.

D’Aguiar, an American citizen of British and Guyanese descent, was the winner of the Judith E. Wilson Fellowship at Cambridge University, and his most recent book, Continental Shelf, was a U.K. Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize.

The Creighton University Department of English, the World Literature Program, the Creative Writing Program and the College of Arts and Sciences are sponsoring this event. For additional information contact Bridget Keegan, Ph.D., at or (402) 280-2143.

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